Deep-Fried Tofu With Peanut Sauce Recipe

Step 1

Cut the tofu into cubes 1" X 1" X 1 1/2". Set aside.

Step 2

Make a paste of the garlic, cilantro root, chili peppers & salt. Add the vinegar & mix.

Step 3

Dissolve the sugar in 1/4 c hot water & add it to the paste along with the peanuts. Sprinkle with cilantro leaves & red pepper flakes.

Step 4

Put the oil in a wok & heat until hot. Deep-fry the tofu for 5 minutes until it becomes light brown. Drain on paper towels.

Step 5

Place tofu on a serving plate with the peanut sauce next to it. Use the sauce as a dip. Serve either hot or at room temperature.

NOTE: Apparently you can buy tofu already deep-fried. If using this product, then only deep-fry it again for 1 minute.

Things You'll Need

  • 1lb Tofu, pressed
  • 2ea Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1ea Cilantro root, chopped
  • 3ea Dried red chilies, soaked & chopped, seeded
  • 1/2ts Salt
  • 3/4c Rice Vinegar
  • 1/4c Sugar
  • 1/2c Peanuts, finely chopped
  • 2c Peanut, or vegetable oil
  • 2ts Cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2ts Red pepper flakes

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